This one-of-a-kind home has been thoroughly updated and expanded to fit a modern lifestyle. With thoughtful attention to detail throughout, this home balances original charm and the best of today's modern construction and fixtures.
The heart of this home is in the newly expanded kitchen/great room. Slide open the stunning bi-fold doors to let the fresh air in and seamlessly join this space to the rear deck and yard. You'll find the room flooded with natural light at all times of the day from south facing windows and skylights, exposed beams and lofty 10' ceilings. A huge center island with casual seating, quartz countertops and salvage wood accents. Top of the line Bosch appliances and modern fixtures have all been chosen with longevity and precision in mind. There is plenty of storage with deep and sturdy drawers, soft closing hardware, full-size pantry and exposed solid wood shelves. You can take in the light and sky views from a picturesque window centered on the kitchen sink.
The dining room is just off the kitchen with built-in storage and plenty of room for a large table for bigger parties. You could also cozy up to the corner windows and use this room as a dining room plus reading nook.
The master bedroom is a dreamy retreat with lofty 10' ceilings and tall windows that lead your eyes to views of the sky and hills. A walk-through closet takes you to a master bath complete with dual-vanity, walk-in rain shower (room for two), a skylight, and an artisan cement tile floor.
The two main bedrooms are entered through a central hallway with linen closet and easy access to the main bathroom. They are just right for size and each have their own closets. The main bathroom is decorated with period subway tile on the walls, hexagonal tile on the floors, and salvaged wood vanity.
The exterior has been completely preserved with a hand-smoothed integral stucco finish, dual-pane windows, and original Art Deco details. All the exterior finishes have been selected for their durability, low maintenance and period style. The window patterns were chosen specifically to match the original windows.
The spacious grounds that surround the home are truly amazing! A wide driveway for easy parking and an expansive gated front, side and rear yard. Solid and secure gates on both sides make use of salvage old-growth woods. A curved concrete front pathway leads you to the round shaped porch with wood accented ceiling. This property is zoned R-1A and would likely be a great candidate for adding an ADU in the rear yard.
In the garden is the newly built and finished shedquarters. This 120 sqft accessory structure (not included in total sqft) has dedicated electrical, ethernet and is well-lit with interior recessed lighting and exterior lights. Native plants, hand chosen for this site by East Bay Wilds and a nice patch of drought tolerant grass are all separately zoned with low water-usage irrigation.
This home has undergone major infrastructure improvements including full seismic retrofit, fully permitted and approved 600 (approx) sqft addition, all new windows, new roof, on-demand hot water, high efficiency furnace with Nest thermostat, LED lighting throughout, modern electrical system, copper plumbing and sewer lateral just to name a few.